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Teaching Made Easy With Wikis

Sandra Porter is using a wiki with her bioinformatics class this semester and this post shows and describes some of the new pages she’s built for the site. Included are a syllabus, which she uses as a "dynamic document, making changes and adding information throughout the course," a lab activity page, a page for students to take notes, and assessment questions in a Google form.

The Scan

Not as High as Hoped

The Associated Press says initial results from a trial of CureVac's SARS-CoV-2 vaccine suggests low effectiveness in preventing COVID-19.

Finding Freshwater DNA

A new research project plans to use eDNA sampling to analyze freshwater rivers across the world, the Guardian reports.

Rise in Payments

Kaiser Health News investigates the rise of payments made by medical device companies to surgeons that could be in violation of anti-kickback laws.

Nature Papers Present Ginkgo Biloba Genome Assembly, Collection of Polygenic Indexes, More

In Nature this week: a nearly complete Ginkgo biloba genome assembly, polygenic indexes for dozens of phenotypes, and more.